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Andrew Bynum gets on team bus headed to Lakers-Portland game

Despite missing Friday's morning shoot-around because of flu symptoms, Lakers center Andrew Bynum boarded the team bus en route to the Lakers-Portland game at the Rose Garden, The Times' Mike Bresnahan and Broderick Turner tweeted.

Both indicated that's a positive sign Bynum probably will play tonight against the Trail Blazers, though it was indicated he'll officially decide as the 7 p.m. tipoff nears.

Bynum has appeared in only one of the Lakers' three regular-season victories against Portland this season. He missed the 121-96 victory Nov. 7 because he was rehabbing his surgically repaired left knee and also sat out of the Lakers' 84-80 victory March 20 as he served the first game of a two-game suspension for his flagrant foul two on Minnesota's Michael Beasley. He appeared in the Lakers' 106-101 overtime victory Feb. 23, but he was little featured in the offense as he scored six points on three-for-six shooting in 32 minutes.

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Photo: Andrew Bynum. Credit: Gary Friedman/Los Angeles Times

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@hobbitmage and Norcal,

How about Kobe, DFish and Shaq each with 7 NBA Finals appearances?

Posted by: Dan Loumena | April 08, 2011 at 05:28 PM

Now that was very subtle!
Ask Henry Abbott

Kobe scored 27,750 points. I'm wondering when will Roy the Brandon Boy will reach 27, 750 DREAMS to be in the Finals?

Or, Does the same Roy have as many buzzer beaters in his collection vs. Kobe's Final appearances.

By the way, Fisher does not count. His numbers are by default. Like the equipment guy on the Lakers Team.

"This was Bryant’s fourth 10-assist game of the season and in doing so he recorded his 5,005th career assist. He becomes the third player in Lakers history to eclipse the 5,000 assist mark with the team, joining Magic Johnson and Jerry West. Bryant also became the seventh player in NBA history to register 25,000 points, 5,000 rebounds and 5,000 assists."
Posted by: hobbitmage | April 08, 2011 at 01:46 PM

I will just add that in the Warriors game, with 4 steals, Kobe passed Barkley on the all time steal list with 1649 for the 18th position. I love it when he does that especially to Charles. So Charles can look up the list and see/… how his (Kobe's) … taste.

Also, Kobe made 6,999 FT. He is in the 6th place on FT Made in NBA History. The first FT made in the Portland game (if he ever gets to the line - remember, he had at least 4 games this season when he did not get to the line) will take him to the 7,000 mark.
Next one in line is Jerry West at 7,160 and Jordan at 7,377.

Not too shabby.

"So, I ask you again. What purpose is served in bashing one of the elite 
players, who has eclipsed a ton of records and is trying to win a championship
 for our team?"
Posted by: hobbitmage | April 08, 2011 at 01:46 PM

"our team" is not for the island priest and other "so called" Lakers fans. He is just an infatuated MJ fan.

Looks like Dallas is tanking the season. Fisher should start practicing running circles after Westbrook in his attempt to catch Tony Parker!

i am tried of all the negative reports, i hate all the reports from "TERRY". DOES HE REMEMBER ALL THE GAMES THAT THE LAKERS HAVE WON AFTER THE ALL STAR BREAK.





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